The OIG makes recommendations to the United States Postal Service to correct deficiencies and encourage improvements in the safety, economy, efficiency, and management of the Department’s programs and operation.

Our report findings and conclusions explain the basis for the specific corrective actions we recommend. This Recommendation Dashboard provides more information than ever before about the current status of OIG recommendations, which we plan to update on a weekly basis.

*The Open Recommendations Financial Value does not include amounts that were not publicly released due to concerns about information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.*

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Datesort descending Report Number Financial Value Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles 09/10/2020 20-177-R20 $0 Open R - 4-- Reinforce requirements to complete and submit required accident investigation forms and documentation to Tort Claim Coordinators within established timeframes. Agree
2020 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $5,783 Open R - 2-- Perform a safety assessment to evaluate the new lift gates and develop a national training program and create a standard operating procedure on the operation and safety of the new lift gates. Agree
2020 Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas 09/16/2020 RISC-WP-20-008 $0 Open To the VP of Delivery Operations: Develop a national plan, based on key data factors, to help reduce the aggregate costs of door deliveries along rural routes and in urban apartment buildings. Agree
2020 Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates 09/16/2020 20-203-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Reevaluate the effectiveness of the new tuck under lift gates and the process of loading/unloading mail transport equipment to determine if changes are needed to increase efficiency. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 1-- Update Management Instruction, Highway Contract Routes Global Positioning System with the current program requirements, roles, and responsibilities; define allowable costs; and communicate the updated Management Instruction to employees. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 2-- Develop and execute a plan to ensure accuracy of the Global Positioning Systems data and update and maintain accurate system records of vehicle quantity and type used for Highway Contract Routes. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 3-- Monitor and enforce timely activation of Global Positioning System devices purchased by Highway Contract Route suppliers. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $0 Open R - 5-- Develop alerts and exception reports to monitor compliance with the Global Positioning System program. Agree
2020 Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes 09/29/2020 20-198-R20 $2,372,334 Open R - 4-- Develop guidelines and provide training to contracting personnel for updating the Global Positioning System indicator and for recording, itemizing, and monitoring program costs, including validating the payment of prior program costs. Disagree
2020 Payments to Injured Employees 09/30/2020 20-156-R20 $15,696,140 Open R - 3-- Reiterate to supervisors the requirement to timely communicate to Injury Compensation Specialists when injured employees return to work or experience a change in Loss Wage Earning Capacity status; and record workers’ compensation leave without pay hours. Agree

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This Recommendation Dashboard provides information on recommendations that the Postal Service can address without external party action. To view closed recommendations, click here. Also, click here to see recommendations that may require additional action by external parties.

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